The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) is working on a new support policy for farmers. The National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support (NPCPDS) was presented to the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries last week.

Find the draft document at http://pmg-assets.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/1/180508NPCPDS.pdf.

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries grilled DAFF on the document. The meeting report can be read at https://pmg.org.za/committee-meeting/26340/. In the end, DAFF "was told to go and revise the policy document".

Watch this space!

Because we consider this an issue of national importance, the Agri Handbook has its "Emerging farmer support" chapter under the "Issues" section. Find it here.